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I would describe my PR apprenticeship as insightful, challenging and fun, and my learnings as an apprentice have certainly fed into successive roles. The mentorship and structured learning I received helped me to develop many skills and much insight in a short space of time, and I really appreciate having had this opportunity.

Derrick Otchere, Past PR Apprentice (2016), Capella PR

I feel very confident that I have found the right path for me. Every day I look forward to going to work, to writing, to creating, to doing something that I really enjoy, something that I know is important. This apprenticeship has already taught me so much in such a short space of time, and I am really looking forward to continuing my journey and pursing the career that I have always wanted.

Molly McNaughton, Past PR Apprentice (2021), Virgin Care

I would wholeheartedly recommend an apprenticeship for someone who is looking to launch themselves into a career in PR. The nature of my work has exceeded my expectations, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend industry events and as somebody who loves history, I feel privileged that I am able to work in, and write about six of the most important palaces in the UK.

Rosie Moffat, Past PR Apprentice (2019), Historic Royal Palaces

For those considering this apprenticeship, PR is for people who thrive on analysis and strategic thinking, those with a creative personality, a curious nature and (most importantly for me) those who want to change perspectives with the power of communication.

Stella Wright, Past PR Apprentice (2018), Templemere PR

My apprenticeship really supported my on the job training as I was able to implement new techniques I learnt through the coursework into my role. Additionally, it has helped me to develop professional skills such as negotiating and selling into the media. I have been offered a permanent role and I am excited to continue to work for a company that is at the height of film ingenuity.

Amy Springett, Past PR Apprentice (2018), Warner Bros.

I am glad that I chose the apprenticeship route over going to university as it allows me to gain experience whilst earning a qualification (and money)! Not only am I learning the theory behind PR, but I am also working with clients at the same time, putting that theory into practice. Day to day, my job changes; no two days are ever the same.

Molly Prout, Past PR Apprentice (2018), Aro PR and Marketing

My apprenticeship has helped me become employable as it has provided me with almost 2 years of experience in PR environment and a nationally recognised qualification. Additionally, it has helped me make new connections and develop my skills which will hopefully help me progress my career.

Tom Thomson, Past PR Apprentice (2017), Wessex Water

The gravitas of the course was proven when I was looking for my next career move, as all of the agencies I interviewed with mentioned that having the higher diploma and invaluable experience had made me stand out. I would recommend to anyone looking for a way into the PR world or even a step up from a more junior role, to consider the PR & Communications apprenticeship through the PRCA!

Lauren Ambrose, Past PR Apprentice (2015), Holistic

The apprenticeship helped me achieve experience in a job role, the chance to develop a wide range of skills, and the chance to gain a qualification, all whilst getting paid. I am rarely doing the same thing two days in a row; I get the opportunity to work on a huge variety of projects, with so many different people, and I am never bored! I have been given a permanent role within my organisation upon completing my apprenticeship.

Harriet Shine, Past PR Apprentice (2016), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

My apprenticeship has helped me to achieve many things, including allowing me to get my foot in the communications world. I love my job. I learn something new every day, every day is different and never boring! The apprenticeship enabled me to develop my personal skills as well as career skills, I have learnt so much about the industry but also myself throughout the entire process. I’m proud to have been an apprentice. &

Jasmin Cruickshank, Past PR Apprentice (2017), Prospects Services